Mark Price has heaped praise on Greggs chief executive Ken McMeikan for his work setting up breakfast clubs for young people.

Giving a speech at the agm of Business in the Community in his capacity as chairman last week, the Waitrose boss said the clubs were “a down-to-earth but incredibly effective way of helping children get the most out of their school day”.

Greggs opened 10 new clubs this autumn in areas of London, Manchester and Birmingham hit hard by the riots.